Published: 11/4/2002, Volume II2, No. 5800 Page 39

Linda Ions has become chief executive of the new Northumberland Care trust, having moved from the post of chief executive of Northgate and Prudhoe trust. She has 26 years' experience of NHS management in acute, primary care, community, mental health and disability services.

Ray Cartwright, professor of cancer epidemiology at Leeds University, has been appointed chair of Northumberland Care trust.Professor Cartwright is director of the leukaemia research fund centre for clinical epidemiology, which he founded 15 years ago, and is a former non-executive director of Leeds health authority.

South West London strategic health authority has appointed Annabel Scarfe as director of development.She was previously head of organisational development at London regional office.Helen Cameron, previously director of service, strategy and development at Croydon HA, has been appointed director of planning.Anna Anderson has been appointed director of performance, having been director of finance at Oxfordshire HA.The new director of investment is Jim McAuliffe, previously director of finance at Croydon HA, and the medical director and director of public health is Yvonne Doyle, previously director of public health at Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth HA.

Julie Moore has been appointed executive director of operations at University Hospital Birmingham trust.

She joins the trust from Leeds Teaching Hospitals trust where she was director of critical care clinical support services.Andrew Hine has joined the trust as director of policy, planning and performance management.He was previously director of operations at Powys Health Care trust.

The Sainsbury centre for mental health has appointed Tina Braithwaite, lecturer in community mental health at Birmingham University, to head its acute care programme aimed at developing better ways of delivering acute care.

Ged Taylor has been appointed chief executive of Cheshire West primary care trust.He moves from executive director of social care and housing with Halton borough council.

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